Marc Fish, Laminaria Library Steps, UK, 2015
Fish constantly strives to transcend the barriers of art, design, sculpture, and furniture. His sublimely unique works possess a timelessness that could be found seamlessly in the most contemporary of settings to the most traditional. Exploring the Victorian obsession with natural history, these one-of-a-kind pieces are created through Fish’s incredible mastery of the most refined practices in micro stack-lamination today. While the curvilinear forms of Fish’s works harken back to Art Nouveau, his process pushes the limits of 21st century furniture design.
Marc Fish’s unique sculptural library steps are hand-carved from American black walnut. This work showcases Fish’s incredible mastery of today’s most refined practices in micro stack-lamination, which favor cold carving techniques. Manipulated into sinuous layered shapes, the wood has been hand-carved, sanded, polished, and finished with oil and wax. Following Fish’s Laminaria Console, this piece furthers the artist’s exploration of twisted seaweed forms, as its title, Laminaria, a genus of seaweed, suggests. At once unique sculpture and functional object, the sinuous and delicate library steps embody a seemingly organic form while revealing the artist’s hand at work.
Custom designs may be requested.
Medium: American Black Walnut
Dimensions: 65” H x 52” W x 30” D, 165.10 H x 132.08 W x 76.20 D cm
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